An edit-a-thon (sometimes written editathon) is an organized event where editors of online communities such as Wikipedia and M3P edit and improve a specific topic or type of content, typically including basic editing training for new editors. They often involve meetups, but can be distributed as well. The word is a portmanteau of “edit” and “marathon”.

Wikimedia Community Malta organizes edit-a-thons annually and they are announced on the main page of this website and our social media platforms.

2024 edit-a-thons
15 February 2024: Malta-Morocco Collaboration

Past edit-a-thons in Malta

18 May 2022: International Museums Day 2022
7-8 February 2020: Art+Feminism 2020 edit-a-thon 1 at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta
16-18 May 2019: 2019 European Parliament Election Edit-a-thon
8-9 March 2019: Art+Feminism at Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta
8 February 2019: Gabriel Caruana Legacy Edit-a-thon
3 February 2017: Edit-a-thon on art and cultural heritage in Malta
15 April- 30 May 2016: Europeana Art History Challenge

WCM also organizes informal meetups, which sometime lead to edit-a-thons.

Past meetups

Face-to-face meetings of Wikipedians used to take place in Malta every 4-8 weeks. These were suspended in line with WMF Covid-19 guidelines in 2020, moved online, and eventually phased out in favour of a more structured annual programme of activities, which naturally does not exclude future meet-ups or ad hoc gatherings.


Meetup 001: Wednesday 1 August 2018 at 5:30pm – Inspirations Cafè, St James Cavalier, Valletta
Meetup 002: Wednesday 12 September 2018 at 5:30pm – Inspirations Cafè, St James Cavalier, Valletta
Meetup 003: Saturday 20 October 2018 at 10:00am – St James Cavalier, Valletta
Meetup 004: Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 5:00pm – St James Cavalier, Valletta


Meetup 005: Monday 25 March 2019 at 5:00pm – The Undercroft, Valletta

New articles created: Sarah Ann Harrison, Tessie Camilleri, Gemma Portelli Gemma Portelli (draft).
Discussed future involvement with Women in Red wiki project, via the Geofocus on The Mediterranean project proposed for June 2019, which is a re-run of a similar event in October 2018. Neville has attempted to contact one prolific contributor to Maltese entries during that event.

Meetup 006: Thursday 16 May 2019 – 2019 European Parliament Election meetup

5pm – 7pm at The Undercroft, St.Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta

Meetup 007: Wednesday 26 June 2019 – in collaboration with HELA at Studio Solipsis, Rabat

Introduction to the use of Wikipedia to HELA members and attendees
Discussed compiling list of articles to be created, edited and translated. This will include articles about wikipedia:Simone Galea, wikipedia:Inizjamed and wikipedia:Ġużè Bonnici, wikipedia:Antoine Cassar, wikipedia:Claudia Gauci, wikipedia:Elizabeth Grech, wikipedia:Lillian Sciberras and wikipedia:Daniel Massa.

Meetup 008: Wednesday 31 July 2019 – in collaboration with HELA at Studio Solipsis, Rabat

Edited wikipedia:List of Maltese people to include various personalities related to Maltese literature.

Meetup 009 Friday 23 August 2019 – in collaboration with HELA at the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival at Fort St Elmo

7pm – 8pm (see also Facebook event page)

Meetup 010 – at Malta Book Festival Wednesday 6 November 2019 in collaboraiton with HELA

7:30pm-8:30pm at the Mediterranean Conference Centre – Facebook event page.


Meetup 011 – Jean Busuttil Zaleski Centenary Celebration

Date: Thursday 5 March 2020
Time: 18:30
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv
part of the Art+Feminism 2020 programme

Meetup 012

Date: Thursday 9 July 2020
Time: 18:00 CEST
Venue: Google Meet
part of the Celtic Knot 2020 Conference programme

Meetup 013 – Towards Wiki Loves Monuments 2020

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020
Time: 18:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Venue: Google Meet
Facebook event page

Meetup 014 – Towards Wiki Loves Monuments 2020

Date: Thursday 6 August 2020
Time: 18:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Venue: Google Meet

> WCM Meetup photos on Wikimedia Commons